There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

This course discusses the process of translating financial statements from foreign currency into U.S. dollars. It also covers the accounting and reporting of foreign currency transactions. You'll learn about 1) forward contracts, which are used for hedging or speculative purposes; 2) what's involved in the sale or liquidation of an investment in a foreign entity; and 3) the tax impact related to foreign currency dealings. Footnote disclosures, which are necessary so readers can properly appraise a company's exposure in overseas operations to variability in foreign exchange rates, are also explained.


Delta Publishing

For many years, Delta Publishing has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

Course Specifics

Feb 13, 2018
There are no prerequisites.

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different risks associated with foreign currency and exchange rates.
  • Cite the factors affecting the selection of a company's functional currency.
  • Identify how different foreign currency transactions should to be reported.
  • Define the terminology used in foreign currency transactions.
  • Identify the requirements and objectives for remeasurement and translation.

Table of Contents

Foreign Currency Accounting

Learning Objectives

The Functional Currency

Foreign Currency Transactions

Review Questions

Translation Process

Current Rate Method

Remeasurement Method

Financial Statement Treatment

Highly Inflationary Environment in Foreign Country


Sale or Liquidation of an Investment in a Foreign Entity

Intercompany Profits

Excluding a Foreign Entity from Financial Statements

Foreign Operations in the United States




Appendix – Annual Report References

Johnson & Johnson




Review Questions

Review Question Answers and Rationales



Qualified Assessment

Answer Sheet

Course Evaluation


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